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Catedral Metropolitana de México

Catedral Metropolitana de México

Catedral Metropolitana de México: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

1. Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Get a fascinating introduction to Mexico City and its historic downtown on a walking tour. Follow a certified and local guide and visit important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city, and the impressive Post Office building. Learn about Mexico’s culture from your experienced guide, who will introduce you to the city’s 700+ years of history, its eclectic architecture, and colorful traditions. Start your tour of the 'Centro Histórico', a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was the biggest church in the Americas for over 3 centuries. Walk on the giant Zocalo square, referred to as the heart of Mexico, and see the resting place of the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Stand next to the ruins of the ancient Aztec city. Continue onto the mesmerizing Post Office Building and then marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts. Step inside a traditional Mexican bakery to see, and taste if you’d like, the incredible variety of typical Mexican sweet bread.

Mexico City: La Merced and Sonora Market Culinary Adventure

2. Mexico City: La Merced and Sonora Market Culinary Adventure

Get lost in the most surreal markets of Mexico City La Merced Market and Sonora Market Tasting authentic local food and discovering the city's folkloric charms. I had live and walk around these market since I was 13 years my family has 3 Taquerias in the market so I know the area and it's what I consider a home. walk with me through the center of Mexico City and visit various places, the authentic taste of Mexican specialties. The guide will take you up to 8 stops, you will explore the exotic La Merced market and Sonora Market(market dedicated for witchcraft)the second largest market in all of Mexico City, you will try authentic Local food. Together, in the heart of the city center, you can taste dishes that will make your mouth water, delicious local food, fresh water, seasonal fruit as well as pre-Hispanic ingredients, Mezcal and more. You can expect the best and autentic flavors of Mexico City. ¡Come hungry, as you will eat and explore the massive heart of the market! .All tastings are included in the ticket price

Mexico City at Night Walking tour

3. Mexico City at Night Walking tour

Explore the sights in Mexico city on this nighttime walking tour. Head through the historical old town to view landmarks as they are lit for the night like the Casa de los Azulejos, a Franciscan and the Zócalo hotel. Meet your guide at the Fine Arts Palace which is considered the most important cultural venue in Mexico City. Stroll to the Palacio de Correos to see the Neoclassical architecture of this post office. Go down to the Madero pedestrian street through the historical center. Learn about the historical center of city as you listen to stories and hear facinating information about buildings like the Casa de los Azulejos or the old Franciscan convent. Look up at the neocolonial style of the Zócalo hotel. Continue on past the official residence for the President of Mexico at the National Palace. Walk by the UNESCO World Heritage Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and view the Templo Mayor ruins that were once the main temple of the Mexica people. Finish your tour at the Torre Latinoamericana, a 44-floor skyscraper inspired by the Empire State of New York, which has a viewpoint on the top floor. Select a tour with tickets to this viewpoint, or the option without tickets to this viewpoint.

Mexico City: History, Architecture, & Muralism Walking Tour

4. Mexico City: History, Architecture, & Muralism Walking Tour

Begin your tour in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Zócalo Square. Find out how this was a key place for of politics, social movements, religion, traditions, and festivities throughout the city's history. Visit the beautiful buildings of the main square until you find ourself in front of the Templo Mayor. Learn about the Aztec heritage of the Mexican people while standing on this historic site. Continue to the National Office of Public Education, known for its beautiful colonial architecture and collection of murals by Diego Rivera. Next, see the National Museum of Art, a symbol of the development and modernity of the 20th century. Finally, arrive at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. Admire this iconic building's impressive design and Art Deco influence.

Mexico City tour & Anthropology Museum Tour

5. Mexico City tour & Anthropology Museum Tour

Join this tour and explore Mexico City with a live guide. Discover the rich history of this city, known as The City of the Gods. Start your trip with a pickup from your hotel (if listed). Sit back and enjoy the ride to the historical center of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Marvel at the countless monuments and the architectural style as you drive. Walk around the Central Plaza, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, continue to Chapultepec Park, the second-largest city park in Latin America where the museum is located. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the top museums in the world. Discover a wonderful collection of art, artifacts, and history going back further than 4000 years.  Explore each section and be sure not to miss the iconic Aztec calendar stone. The museum is a must-visit when you are pretty sure it might even be the best museum you have ever visited in Mexico. After your visit, your tour will end. So jump in the car, and reminisce about your day as you enjoy a ride back to your hotel or if you prefer you can stroll around the park or enjoy a picnic by the idyllic lake if you like on your own. 

Mexico City: Exotic Food Tasting Tour & Local Markets

6. Mexico City: Exotic Food Tasting Tour & Local Markets

Get a taste of local life on a walking tour of Mexico City's famous markets. Try local delicacies, exotic dishes, and of course tacos at Mercado de San Juan. Shop for local handicrafts from over 350 vendors at Mercado La Ciudadela. Your market walking tour starts at the historic center of Mexico City to learn about the city's birthplace. Listen to your guide's captivating tales about sites such as Casa de Los Azulejos, the Zocalo, and the National Palace, among others. You haven’t visited Mexico if you haven’t eaten Mexican tacos. Visit a local taqueria also known as a taco restaurant to try a variety of tacos and glimpse Mexico's local flavor. The first market stop is Mercado de San Juan, the home of food lovers. One whiff of their exotic meats and fruits and your inner foodie will be drawn in like a bee to honey. One local delicacy on offer here is the chicatanas ants, are you feeling adventurous? Continue your walking tour at Mercado La Ciudadela, a particular favorite for artisans. This famous market is a one-stop shop for great local handicrafts, including Oaxacan textiles and alebrijes. The market is packed with more than 350 vendors, all selling goods from across the country. Finish your tour with a shot of tequila or mezcal to complete your authentic Mexican foodie experience.

Mexico City: Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

7. Mexico City: Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

Marvel at the many beautiful architectural monuments in Mexico City. Visit the National Palace (panoramic view), see the Constitution Square, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. First stop, you will visit the National Palace (panoramic view). Continue on to the famous Constitution Square and then walk around the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next, you will visit the Historical Centre, which is the heart of the Mexican capital. After your visit, you will head to Chapultepec Park, the most important residential zones of the city, and the Pink Zone.

Mexico City Tour and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

8. Mexico City Tour and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

Explore Mexico City and discover the history and cultural diversity of this city. Visit the National Palace, see the beautiful murals by Diego Rivera attract the crowds. Then, go to Constitution Square and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Head off the main avenues to Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of the city. Explore the Zona Rosa before going to the World Trade Center, Siqueiros Cultural Poly forum, and monumental Bull Ring.  Admire more Diego artwork at the Insurgentes Theater before going to the famous library at University City, entirely covered in mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman.  See the Olympic Stadium and explore the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel. Then, make your way to the Xochimilco Canals, one of the last traces of the ancient Aztec era. Here, you will take a relaxing trip on a traditional pre-Hispanic boat.  Continue to colonial Coyoacan for a walk down Francisco Sosa Street to see the old houses from the 16th century. Visit the Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the beautiful paintings and altarpiece of the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Mexico City: Private City Sightseeing Tour

9. Mexico City: Private City Sightseeing Tour

Boasting 700 years of visible history, Mexico City’s historic center Zocalo can be a lot to take in. Understand the top sights of the expansive main square, without feeling overwhelmed, on a private walking tour. This experience is great for first-time visitors who want to orient themselves to the area for future exploring. Itinerary highlights include the Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio Postal, Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the Museo del Templo Mayor. Learn about the history of Mexico, from pre-Hispanic times to the modern era.

Day of the Dead Mexico City: Walking Tour

10. Day of the Dead Mexico City: Walking Tour

Learn about amazing Mexican traditions with this Day of the Dead in Mexico city. Exploring the Historic Center to admire beautiful “ofrendas” (ancestor offerings) adorned with cempasuchil (large marigolds) flowers. Soak up the lively atmosphere and try some local drinks and snacks. Meet your guide outside the MUMEDI building in the Historic Center in the afternoon. Stroll through the lively streets and blithe atmosphere of Zocalo. Experience the cheerful Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead, which is rooted in pre-Hispanic times and influenced by Catholicism. Make your way to surrounding attractions like Templo Mayor, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the House of Tiles, while learning about the origins and cultural significance of Mexican Day of the Dead traditions from your guide. Stop and admire beautiful offerings set out by Mexican families to remember their ancestors who have passed away. Appreciate the beautiful designs that are adorned with cempasuchil flowers, vibrant colors, and aromatic scents. Finally, experience the upbeat vibes of locals celebrating by dressing up in supernatural costumes for the festival. See charming skull-inspired costumes of characters like Catrinas and calaveras. Try some authentic pan de muerto (sweet bread) and have the chance to purchase other exquisite dishes. End your tour at the Estela de Luz monument.

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4.6 / 5

based on 120 reviews

It was a pleasure meeting Cristina. The tour was very thorough, the pacing was perfect, I learned a lot. Cristina’s explanations and English were really good. She also gave many recommendations for books to further my education and must see places in town. Thank you again for a wonderful time.

Jozan is a very competent guide. Historian. Fantastic lectures! Clear, very interesting. Great conversations and a well-founded insight into Mexican history and local culture with lots of details worth knowing. really great!!! Thanks!!

The tour was definitely the highlight of my four days in Mexico City. If you're interested in food or culture, this tour is for you. Book it, you won't regret it.

Our guide was fantastic! Took the time to find out what we were interested in and modified tour to meet our interests and my handicap. Well done!

This tour is an absolute must for foodies. Our guide was generous, informative, friendly and fun. We had 4 people in our group, a perfect size.